Fine Arts Studies

Associate in Fine Arts

The Fine Arts degree provides students who may not be interested in transferring to a baccalaureate program, with a solid foundation in the visual arts. Strong emphasis is given to the development of artistic skills and production of various types of 2 and 3 dimensional, digital and traditional fine art, while building a strong foundation in art history, reading, and writing. Students will explore a variety of fine arts production methods and studio techniques. Upon graduation, students will have developed a portfolio and the skills to display at the professional level; this may lead them to exhibition opportunities or to an entry-level position in the field of art.

For information, contact area coordinator, Dr. Augustine Nigro, at (609)343-5022/anigro@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Apply studio practices in 2 and 3 dimensional media;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in manual and digital skills;
  • Apply basic design skills to original works of art;
  • Analyze in speech, reading and writing, works of art, including one’s own, using terminology appropriate to form, function, and principles and elements of art;
  • Prepare and promote art for portfolio, exhibition, and/or transfer.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 20 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.  
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (11 credits)  
    General Education Mathematics course
4
    General Education Science course
4
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
General Education Elective (3 credits)  
General Education Humanities or General Education Social Science course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
PROGRAM COURSES - 25 credits
    ARTS100-Color and 2-D Design
3
    ARTS108-Art History I
3
    ARTS109-Art History II
3
    ARTS110-Fundamental Drawing
3
    ARTS112-Introduction to Ceramics
3
    ARTS128-Introduction to Photographic Methods
3
    ARTS135-Art with Computers
3
    ARTS290-Fine Arts Capstone Portfolio
1
   COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or COMM120-Public Speaking
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
25
PROGRAM ELECTIVE - 6 credits  
Choose two, 200-level ARTS courses
6

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE - 9 credits

(ARTS or COMM courses preferred)

9
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
60
(FIAS) EFFECTIVE FALL 2017  

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester (16 credits)

ARTS100

Color and 2D Design

3

ARTS110

Fundamental Drawing

3

ENGL101

Composition I

3

Gen Ed

Science course

4

CISM125

Introduction to Computers

3

Second Semester (16 credits)

ARTS108

Art History I

3

ARTS112

Introduction to Ceramics

3

ENGL102

Composition II

3

Gen Ed

Mathematics course

4

Choose

COMM110 or COMM120

3

Third Semester (15 credits)

ARTS109

Art History II

3

ARTS128

Introduction to Photographic Methods

3

Gen Ed

 Humanities or Social Science course

3

Choose

200-level ARTS course

3

Choose

Liberal Arts Elective

    (ARTS or COMM course preferred)

 3

Fourth Semester (13 credits)

ARTS135

Art with Computers

3

ARTS290

Fine Arts Capstone Portfolio

1

Choose

Liberal Arts Elective

    (ARTS or COMM course preferred)

3

Choose

Liberal Arts Elective

    (ARTS or COMM course preferred)

3

Choose

200-level ARTS course

3